The Wee Mad Road is a funny, touching, insightful look at the ebb and flow of an isolated Highland fishing and crofting community, a place molded by forces of nature and tempered by its people. It is a road well worth traveling, if only from the comfort of your favorite armchair. --Neill Kennedy Ray, Scottish Life magazine, Summer 2008
If you're looking for a respite from politics and war, you can lose yourself in The Wee Mad Road...so idyllic it'll make you Highland green with envy. --Mary Ann Grossman, Saint Paul Sunday Pioneer Press, May 4, 2008
''The Wee Mad Road is kind of like Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence, with rotten weather and lots of whisky.'' - Bob Gilbert, Villager, May 7, 2008
''...a gloriously whimsical account of the Highland lifestyle, beautifully captured in words and illustrations -- the characters, the pub life, the ceilidhs. This is great fun.'' - Hamish Coghill, Scottish Life magazine, Autumn 2008
''...a two-year adventure of shearing sheep, learning folk songs and befriending locals. The whole romantic endeavor is captured in The Wee Mad Road.'' --Kerri Westenberg, Minneapolis Sunday Star Tribune, June 22, 2008
About the Author
Jack Maloney grew up on Chicago's South Side. A Missouri J-school graduate, his career as a freelance writer has taken him to orphanages in Haiti, West African refugee camps, Middle East mosques, Asian marketplaces and islands in the South Pacific, and his work has won national and international awards. He is a dual citizen of the US and Ireland.
Barbara Maloney is a native of Minneapolis. A mother of two, she graduated from the University of Minnesota and worked in a gallery specializing in Inuit and Northwest Coast tribal art. Her illustrations for The Wee Mad Road capture rare scenes of traditional Highland life. The Maloneys live near the Upper Mississippi River in Saint Paul, Minnesota.